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0:15:03

Life after regulation in Australia

Ross Vanderwolf, CFP 0.0

Following 20 years of regulation, the financial services profession has experienced significant change. For Vanderwolf and other producers willing to keep looking forward, success is still possible. Vanderwolf details some of the changes he has experienced and how he has adapted and rebuilt his business.

0:13:01

Life after regulation in the UK

Ian Green, Dip PFS 0.0

In the U.K., commission disclosure in the 1990s was just the start of two decades of profession-changing regulation. Green shares how his career has changed, and a positive perspective about what he's gained.

0:35:08

MDRT.org: Know more to grow more

Sukanta Singha Roy, CFC, FSS 5.0

Roy explains how members can get the most out of MDRT content, addressing how the website, podcast, Foundation and more can lead to increased productivity and a stronger work/life balance. Presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting.

0:21:05

Build a meaningful practice with reflection, specialization and collaboration

Randy L. Scritchfield, CFP, LUTCF 0.0

Scritchfield discusses how he uses reflection, specialization and collaboration in managing himself and his business. He gives specific ideas, concepts and tools — such as a tool to measure how well you are managing your business as a business, not just as a salesperson.

0:23:32

Grow your practice through service

David M. Ethell, LUTCF 0.0

We all know we need to see the people and that referrals are the best source of prospects. However, how do we track them and manage our client base? Effective management of this important information is just as important as prospecting. Learn how to manage your client relationships with your smartphone. Most agents spend 90 percent of their time finding new clients. Learn how to manage your existing clients through relationships and service.

0:03:27

3 critical things when working from home

Jennifer P. Mann, CFP, MBA 5.0

You can successfully work from home when you manage your time, create processes and hire the right people. Learn more from Jennifer Mann, who has been working from home for several years, in this short video.

0:08:41

Dealing with clients’ other sources of financial input

MDRT 0.0

How do you get clients to see you as an expert when they might have family members or friends close to them offering advice as well? In this episode, MDRT members share how they separate their knowledge from the input of armchair advisors. <br><br> You’ll hear from:<br><br> Travis D. Manning, CLU, CFP<br> Angelia Z. Shay, ChFC, CLU<br><br> Episode breakdown:<br><br> 0:29 – When a family member with limited information considers themselves an expert<br> 2:51 – Differentiating academic knowledge from practical knowledge <br> 4:08 – Helping the client understand and own their decisions, not just let you decide for them<br> 5:12 – Explaining coverage even when clients don’t want to know<br> 6:48 – Being intuitive when you need to invite someone else into the discussion

0:20:32

Legacy building

Frederick T. Scruggs, CLU, ChFC 0.0

Put yourself in the quarterback role for your clients' business planning process. Scruggs explains the advisor's long-term role in leading, managing, and organizing business success(ion) planning for private and family businesses. The advisor is best suited to manage this process — not the lawyer or banker, and certainly not the business owner. Your experience, current relationships, and access to resources make you the ideal choice for this role that could last for decades. Presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting.

0:21:17

Global Citizenship

Chris Bashinelli 4.0

Chris Bashinelli is an actor and activist from Brooklyn, New York, whose TV career spans from MTV to "The Sopranos." Bashinelli is the producer and host of "Bridge the Gap," an internationally recognized travel series that fosters intercultural dialogue by highlighting stories of everyday life from around the world. Concerned about a world becoming addicted to external gratification, he will talk about finding internal gratification by living a life with meaning and purpose.

0:21:04

Working with middle-market millionaires

Gregory B. Gagne, ChFC 4.5

People with $1 million to $5 million in assets, which is a niche with a large supply of clients, often are not prepared for retirement. Gagne shares his secrets on how to work with that market. Presented at the 2016 ConneXion Zone at the Annual Meeting.

0:26:51

The 5 keys to ultimate health

Dr. Ross Walker 0.0

Achieving ultimate health is a dream for many. However, the solution for health issues cannot and should not be found in a pill. There are five key ingredients necessary for people to be the healthiest they can be. Dr. Ross Walker, cardiologist and author of seven bestselling books including “5 Stages of Health” and “Highway to Health,” will discuss how to achieve these five keys.

0:10:38

Navigating clients' emotions

Paula C. Brancato, MBA, CFP; Jeanmarie Elizabeth Kricher 5.0

Clients' emotional decision making can be challenging. Paula C. Brancato, MBA, CFP, and Jeanmarie Elizabeth Kricher share how they've learned to determine what their clients really want and build trusting relationships with them. <br> <br> Subscribe to the MDRT Podcast on SoundCloud or iTunes. <br> <br> The Million Dollar Round Table® (MDRT) does not guarantee the accuracy of tax and legal information and is not liable for errors or omissions. You are urged to check with tax and legal professionals in your state, province or country. The MDRT also suggests you consult local insurance and security regulations and compliance departments, pertaining to the use of any new sales material with clients. Copyright 2016 Million Dollar Round Table.

0:56:24

It’s how you say it

Dale W. Martin, CLU, ChFC 5.0

It’s hard enough to get in front of the high-net-worth client, so once you do, you can’t afford to make mistakes. Once you do get the opportunity, how do you explain the concepts in a manner they understand? How do you answer common objections that clients, CPAs and attorneys often have? Martin uses actual cases and proven techniques to show you how to overcome these objections and discuss each part of the process and give specific details on what to say and how to say it.

0:52:50

Building a successful practice

Chris Leach, Dip PFS 0.0

Advisors know there is an enormous difference between a practice based on constant selling compared to one in which income is more predictable and consistent. While both can be very prosperous, the latter lends itself to lower stress and higher stability. In this session, Leach explains how she built her practice, offering tips on how to structure businesses, how to use regulatory change to your advantage and how to develop client relationships where you never need to ask for referrals again. She also will discuss the role of an investment process and how to use humor with clients.

0:54:54

Supercharge your #millennials recruitment

Benjamin Loh 0.0

Benjamin Loh explains strategies to target and communicate with millennials when you want to recruit.

0:10:48

If not you, who?

Peter Jason Byrne 0.0

Byrne shares how he transitioned from quotes to fees for insurance-only advice and some of the best practice ideas that helped him stop doing free work.